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Not Slick: Oil Spill Near Ventura County Beach

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The Ventura County Fire Department has said a camper reported seeing hundreds of gallons of oil seeping onto the beach around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, reports KTLA.

Ventura City and County firefighters responded to the scene of the spill about one mile north of Faria Beach along Pacific Coast Highway. Officials from the county Environmental Health Department, the state department of Fish and Game, and the U.S. Coast Guard also responded.

Authorities believe the spill is coming from a nearby oil field and were working to identify the exact source.